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Lighting and sound design workshop encourages aspiring theatre technicians

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October 22, 2020

Although lighting designer Jessica Buttery and sound designer Paul Fowler could not work on a Harper Joy Theater production this semester, both designers chose to lead a virtual Lighting and Sound Design...

“Trial of the Catonsville Nine” Connects Past and Present

March 8, 2018

Activist and poet Reverend Daniel Berrigan visited Whitman campus twice, once in the 1970s and again in the early 1980s. Each time, he directed a dramatic reading of “The Trial of the Catonsville Nine.”...

One Act Play Festival Addresses Contemporary Issues

'Hand of a Star' written by Dani Schlenker and directed by Kristina Roy won the One Acts competition. Pictured here are Chloe Hood (left) and Ella Meyers (right).
February 22, 2018

Thursday, Feb. 15 marked the first evening of Whitman’s annual One Act Play Festival performances. Thirty years after its inception, the festival continues to be an opportunity for student performers,...

“SPACING” Melds Movement with Meaning

Photo by Caroline Ashford Arya
November 16, 2017

This year, “SPACING,” the Whitman Dance department's fall dance performance, wove elements of music, voice and language through abstract movement. The performance, which ran from Nov. 9 to 12, was composed...

“Mr. Kolpert” Brings Dark Humor to Stage

Photo by Samarah Uribe
October 17, 2017

"Mr. Kolpert” opened in Harper Joy Theater last week to a bewildered audience of parents, faculty, community members and students alike. It will continue into this weekend at 8 p.m. on Oct. 27 and 28....

Creative Writers Shape Instant Play Festival

Photo by Samarah Uribe Mendez
September 28, 2017

Popping ghosts, pirates sniffing cocaine, a writer’s mind unraveling, radical love and the bargaining of lives marked the first night of the 10th annual Instant Play Festival. By the end of the weekend...

Wire Watch: Week of May 4th

May 4, 2017

"You Can't Take it With You:" The famed comedy about a dysfunctional family caps of Harper Joy Theatre's 2016-2017 season. Evening shows Thursday-Saturday, May 4-6, 8:00 p.m.; matinee show Sunday, May...

Breath, Sweat, Hair, Dirt, Dust

Photo by Tywen Kelly
April 20, 2017

A sweeping set of performances came to the stage at Harper Joy Theatre for Whitman’s annual Spring Dance Performance, titled “breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust.” Performances ran from April 12...

Harper Joy Theatre Dismisses 2017-18 Schedule Slash Rumors

Harper Joy Theatre Dismisses 2017-18 Schedule Slash Rumors
April 13, 2017

On April 17, 2017, Erin Lazzeri Terrall ‘11 posted an open letter to Whitman College via an email addressed to multiple constituents at Whitman, as well as Facebook. The email addressed Terrall’s concerns...

Wire Watch: Week of April 13th

April 11, 2017

"breath, sweat, hair, dirt, dust:" A mixed-bill of new contemporary choreographies, performed by Whitman students. 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, April 13-15 (matinees at 2 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16),...

Theatre Department’s Unique “Echo Chamber” Project Breaks Boundaries

April 6, 2017

Turning frustration and disagreement into a compelling and powerful theater production was Whitman student Lud Brito’s project in putting together “Echo Chamber.” The production is a play that utilizes...

Harper Joy’s “A King Lear” brings mixed media, innovation to Shakespearean text

Photo by Samarah Uribe.
March 9, 2017

The traditional and rich language of Shakespeare, combined with modern forms of mixed media, filled the stage in Harper Joy Theatre’s production of “A King Lear.” The play, performed first for Encounters...

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